The BrainFood Show

The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.


Tech History Part 1: A QWERTY Story and Whether the Dvorak Layout is Actually Superior

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a quick fact surrounding what Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Genesis had to do with Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Next we discuss our sponsor for this episode, Backblaze. Seriously, one of Simon and I’s favorite services and is ridiculously cheap and easy to setup. Just install and it does the rest making sure all your hard drives and pictures and all that are always automatically backed up in an extremely secure way for about the price of a cup of coffee.

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After the sponsor spot, we then jump into the main part of the show on how the QWERTY keyboard came to be. We also dig into whether the Dvorak keyboard layout is actually superior to QWERTY or if that’s just something people say.

Next up we look at who really invented the mouse and how it languished in obscurity for quite some time before Steve Jobs came along.

A few links for this episode:

  • The Mother of All Demos (1968)
  • Remington #2
  • Canadian First Mouse
  • First Handheld Mouse

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 2018-09-30  1h22m